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“Data for Development” – An Open (Mobile) Data Challenge
By Global Pulse
Jul 12, 2012
Calling all researchers! “Data for Development” – an unprecedented open data challenge led by global telecommunications company France Telecom-Orange, in partnership with GSMA Development Fund...
Finding the balance: Right to privacy and the drive to innovate in the UN
By Robert Kirkpatrick, Mila Romanoff, Gina Lucarelli, Jens Wandel
May 3, 2017
This article was originally published in the website of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). Access it here. It is now more and more accepted that big data (distinguished by higher...
Translator Gator: A People-Powered Language Game for Disaster Response
By Yulistina Riyadi and Felicia Vacarelu
Apr 19, 2017
UN Global Pulse and partners are launching the second phase of people-powered language game “Translator Gator” in support of disaster management and humanitarian action. This year, the...
UN Global Pulse and Western Digital Announce Data for Climate Action Challenge Now Open for Entries
By Global Pulse
Mar 9, 2017
Enabling Unprecedented Access to Data and Tools from Leading Companies to Generate New Climate SolutionsUN Global Pulse and Western Digital Corporation, a global leader in data storage...
New Vulnerability Monitoring Platform To Assist Drought-Affected Populations in Indonesia
By Anthea Webb and Derval Usher
Feb 27, 2017
UN Global Pulse and the World Food Programme (WFP) recently developed a tool that can help gain insights on the extent of drought-affected areas, the impacts on food prices and the resilience of...
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